MCA Job Opportunity

Opportunities

1. Assistant Imam

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Deliver Jummah Khutbah, Taraweeh, khatira’s and lead five daily prayers.
  • Performs Imam’s role when Imam is out of office
  • Provide Hadith studies, Seerah and Fiqh lessons, and other Islamic topics to increase knowledge and provide for spiritual growth of community members
  • Develop and implement educational and extracurricular programs for the youth, includes indoor and outdoor.
  • Work with Muslim Student Associations and develop programs to attract youth to the masjid.
  • Offer youth counseling and guidance as needed.
  • Perform Youth Director(YD) activities outlined in YD section below.
  • Actively participate in interfaith and other outreach activities
  • This position requires to live close to the masjid for quick and easy masjid reach-ability.
  • This position reports to VP and a BT(Board of Trustee) member, with a close coordination with the Sr/Director Imam.

General Responsibilities:

  • Maintain regular and convenient office hours at the Mosque for community members to seek religious counsel and guidance.
  • Interact with all persons and organizations, Muslim and Non-Muslim, in a manner that reflects positively on the Mosque.
  • Continually strive and conduct oneself in ways that foster unity and a sense of inclusion among all community members, and promote broad participation in Islamic and community activities.
  • Lead by example to prevent discrimination on any basis including but not limited to school of thought, gender, race, nationality, ethnic origin, citizenship, political affiliation, or economic status.
  • Conduct oneself in a manner that is respectful of the history and diversity of the Muslim community.
  • Ability to interact with, teach, and relate to all age groups in the community (children, youth, elders, etc.)

  • Ability to work with people of different cultures and backgrounds. Experience in family/youth counseling, conflict prevention, and resolution.
  • Administer, attend and supervise social and recreational activities for youth.
  • Conceive, plan and manage Youth workshops/seminars.
  • Administer, attend and supervise weekly Youth Educational Programs.
  • Conduct/attend meetings with mentors, youth advisers and coordinator.
  • Solicit and recruit community members for successful implementation of the programs.
  • Respond appropriately to all inquiries, referencing/utilizing/coordinating with the MCA(Muslim Community of Ann Arbor) Director-Imam, regarding Islamic matters (jurisprudence, advice, etc) and issues that are raised by the community’s youth.
  • Deliver occasional youth-oriented Friday sermons/talks/presentations at MCA in coordination with the Director-Imam (Male Youth Director Only).
  • Attend MCA community dinners, fundraisers, picnics, and quarterly general body meetings.
  • Upon Approval, attend professional development and training seminars.
  • Attend all Youth Planning Sub-Committee meetings.
  • Keep an open line of communication with the Director-Imam, Education, and Dawah chair.

Education:

  • Minimum Required Qualifications
    • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Islamic Studies or any related field from a recognized institution.
    • Ijazah (license) to teach various Islamic sciences, such as Tajweed, Fiqh, etc.

    • Spoken and written fluency in English and Arabic (Fusha/Quranic)
    • Hafiz (Having Memorized the entire Quran) Qari (Having Ijaza to recite the Quran in one or more of the Qira`at/Tajweed styles

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be US Citizen to apply
  • Fluent in English and Arabic at minimum

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